Acrysof Toric IOL
Many patients suffer from this common eye condition known as astigmatism. Often this astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe. The cause of the blurred and impaired vision is the result of the eye's cornea or lens having an irregular shape. A normal eye's cornea and lens have a circular shape whereas an eye with astigmatism has a longer more oval shape.
For those who have or are developing cataracts and also have an astigmatism, a new option is available! If you are looking to reduced or even eliminate your dependency of glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery, the AcrySof Toric IOL (Intraocular lens) may be an option for you!
Acrysof IQToric® IOL technology uses biocompatible materials that have been successfully used in contact lenses and proven safe for the eye. There is an additional cost for this lens implant.
The AcrySof Toric® corrects for both conditions, cataracts and astigmatism. The Acrysof Toric® IOL is a foldable, single piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the AcrySof Toric® IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. AcrySof Toric lens provides excellent distance vision, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Clinical Study Data for the Acrysof IQ Toric® IOL:
- 94% of patients achieved uncorrected distance of 20/40 or better
- Improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations
- Significant reduction in both spherical and total high order abberations
- Improved functional vision in challenging environments such as night driving, glare and fog
If you are interested in learning more about the Acrysof Toric® IOL, the surgeons at Vance Thompson Vision encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.